Tuesday, August 12, 2008
http://historyproject.ucdavis.edu/ UC Davis History and Cultures Project Resources and much, much more
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/ Connecting Classrooms to the World Standards-based lessons and resources
http://www.ncss.org/ National Council for Social Studies-an information service for educators
http://www.socialstudies.com/ Social studies resources galore
http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/ Map maker, map maker, make me a map
http://www.mapquest.com/ Maps, US
www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/descrip.htm Teaching with historic places
http://www.adl.org/default.htm Anti-Defamation League Website; Holocaust, Mideast etc.
http://www.sla.purdue.edu/waaw/default.html Women Artists of the West/Past and Present
www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/fletcher/fletcher.htm 1881 Field Diary of Alice Fletcher /Sioux
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rbpehtml/ An American Time Capsule
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Begin the conversation on the following blogs and wikis.
- Student Bloggers http://studentbloggers.org/
- Word Press for Student Learning http://wordpress.com/tag/student-learning/
- Cool Cat Teacher Blog http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/
- Edu Blog http://edublogs.org/
- PBS Teacher Wikis http://www.pbs.org/teachers/learning.now/wikis/
- PB Wiki for Educatorshttp://pbwiki.com/education.wiki
- Teacher Lingo http://teacherlingo.com/
- Wiki Spaces for Teachers http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers
Monday, July 28, 2008
If you like to sew, craft, and generally get into anything DIY, check out Burda Style...a community of online creators. All patterns are open source (free), and expanded, built upon, shared, blogged about, and built by the sewers themselves.
See a project-based learning commons in action.
These sites were highlighted in an article entitled "Educators are Going Global" by Anita McAnear in the November 2007 issue of Learning & Leading with Technology. The sites are excellent and provide a variety of ways to connect globally. Some are focused on science projects and others include a more diverse range of subjects.
Global Education Collaborative
Taking IT Global
Global Challenge Award
Saturday, July 26, 2008
ePals is a great resource for connecting classrooms globally. Students and their e-mail pals around the world can work on projects such as global warming, solving water problems, coping with natural disasters, etc. or anything else they may choose.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Many students will choose a career path requiring technical skills. These resources will steer them in the right direction.
- Dr. Steven Yuen's Homepage http://dragon.ep.usm.edu/~yuen/votech.htm
- Kathy Schrock's Guide to Technical & Career Education http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/vocation.html
- K-12 Vocational Sites http://vocserve.berkeley.edu/k12.html
- Vocational Information Center http://www.khake.com/
These websites will provide useful resources to guide students with special needs.
- Kathy Schrock's Guide for Special Education Teachers http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/edspec.html
- Marc Sheehan's Special Education & Exceptionality Page http://www.halcyon.com/marcs/sped.html
- SERI-Special Education Resources on the Internet http://seriweb.com/
- Special Education Resources for Teachers http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/special_ed/
- Special Education-Teacher's Guide http://specialeducationweb.com